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Looking for Local Heroes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  Local residents in Victoria have the opportunity to recognise and reward the special individuals living in their neighbourhood when nominations for the IGA Community Chest Unsung Heroes (CCUH) Awards open on 1 June 2009.

VA Call for Funding Support Helps Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  Volunteering Australia (VA) called on state and federal governments to ensure that funding to support volunteers grows in line with current demands during the recent Volunteer Week celebrations - a call that has garnered some success.

PM Praises Community Service Organisations

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has praises Australia's Community Services organisations and in particular Lions Clubs, describing them as an important part of our national family.

“The Extraordinaries” – Volunteering In An Instant!

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  In an age of instant everything here's a new take on volunteering - via the mobile phone. A group in the US calling itself "The Extraordinaries" has developed what they describe as a new approach to volunteering.

Volunteers Rush to Register In Bushfire Crisis

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th March 2009 -  More than 17,000 people rushed to register as volunteers to help in the recovery process after the Victorian bushfire crisis and managing these registrations has been remarkable in the cash-strapped volunteer sector in Australia. Here's how it unfold

Golden Age of Volunteering Predicted for 2020

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th April 2008 -  The Rudd Labor Government is predicting a 'golden age' of volunteering in Australia by 2020. Senator Ursula Stephens, the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector has outlined ways to foster a new wave of innovation and

Volunteering Australia Loses Senior Executives

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th May 2007 -  On the eve of National Volunteer Week, Volunteering Australia has lost it most senior executives with the resignation of its CEO and Deputy CEO.

The Real Costs of Volunteering – Study

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th December 2006 -  A new report by Volunteering Australia has found that over 80% of volunteers believe that increasing out-of-pocket expenses, and in particular the cost of petrol, are making it more difficult for people to volunteer.

Melbourne 2006 Offers Volunteers ‘Springboard’

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th February 2005 -  The VIC Government’s $697 million commitment to deliver lasting benefits from hosting the ‘best ever Commonwealth Games’ also offers a 'springboard' opportunity for volunteers, according to Premier Steve Bracks.

Volunteer Work in Australia – The Big Picture

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th July 2001 -  Volunteer Work makes an important contribution to national life and never more so than in the last twelve months. A nation-wide survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a healthy growth in volunteer rates in 2000.
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